[ubuntu-uk] 12.10 without updates works

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Fri May 3 16:29:52 UTC 2013

On 03/05/13 16:52, MARTIN DIXON wrote:
> Having become complacent and not having done an immediately preceding 
> backup I panicked and may have altered some basic settuings  So to try 
> a clean start I obtained the 12.04 and 12.10 discs.  I have trialled 
> various combinations and have found the only successful system is to 
> erase the HD and reinstall 12.10 with no updates.

As we are now on 13.04 with a couple of updates, and as 13.04 seems 
slightly slicker and more stable already than was 12.10, I'm surprised 
you have not yet tried the current distro!  Generally - because of their 
history of use - a distribution upgrade often seems to give problems 
that a fresh install of the new distro is often better, quicker and 
simpler!  Others may disagree, but personally, I work on two 
hard-drives, one with the current distro and one with the next (testing) 
version.  During the next few days, I will install 13.10 Saucy 
Salamander from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ and start 
using it as dual boot with Raring Ringtail as the second option.

Kind regards,        Barry.

Barry Drake is a member of the the Ubuntu Advertising team.

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